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Awareness Ribbon Colours & What Each One Means

July 09, 2018

Awareness Ribbon Colours & What Each One Means

The ribbon symbol has been adopted by many charities to raise awareness, each using a different colour to represent their specific medical condition or issue. The most recognised would probably be the red ribbon symbol which is worn in support of those with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and the pink ribbon symbol for breast cancer.

Here is a list of the different coloured ribbon awareness symbols and what each one represents: 


By Colour:

  • Black Melanoma, Narcolepsy, Sleep Apnoea & Sleep Disorders
  • Black & White Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, Neuroendocrine Cancer, Carcinoid Cancer
  • Blue Anti-Bullying, Guillain Barre Syndrome, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Colon Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Huntington's Disease, POTS, Tachycardia
  • Cream – Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Green Mental Health Awareness, Liver Cancer, Gallbladder Cancer & Adrenal Cancer
  • Grey Brain Cancer, Asthma, Diabetes
  • Light Blue – Prostate Cancer, Chronic Illness, Addison's Disease, Adrenal Insufficiency, Lymphedema, Thyroid Disease
  • Lime Lymphoma, Mental Illness, Lyme Disease, Muscular Dystrophy
  • Orange Leukaemia, Kidney Cancer, Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Pink Breast Cancer
  • Purple Epilepsy, Pancreatic Cancer, Fibromyalgia, Lupus, Vulvar Cancer, Alzheimer's Disease, Crohn's Disease, Cystic Fibrosis, Dementia, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Testicular Cancer
  • Rainbow – Autism
  • Red Heart Disease, Acquired Immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), HIV, Cardiovascular Disease, Congenital Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Hypertension, Stroke, Tuberculosis, Haemophilia
  • Teal – Ovarian Cancer, Desmoid Tumours, Anxiety Disorders, Allergies
  • Teal & White – Cervical Cancer
  • Teal / Pink / Blue – Thyroid Cancer
  • Yellow Bone Cancer, Sarcoma Cancer & Endometriosis
  • White Lung Cancer

 For the full list of what each ribbon colour means, check out this link .

By Condition:
  • Acquired Immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) – Red
  • Addison's Disease – Light Blue
  • Adrenal Insufficiency – Light Blue
  • Adrenal Cancer – Green
  • Allergies – Teal
  • Alzheimer's Disease – Purple
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis – Blue
  • Anti-Bullying – Blue
  • Anxiety Disorders – Teal
  • Asthma – Grey
  • Autism or Asperger's – Rainbow
  • Bone Cancer – Yellow
  • Brain Cancer - Grey
  • Breast Cancer – Pink
  • Cardiovascular Disease – Red
  • Cervical Cancer – Teal & White
  • Chronic Illness – Light Blue
  • Colon Cancer – Blue
  • Colorectal Cancer – Blue
  • Congenital Heart Disease – Red
  • Crohn's Disease – Purple
  • Dementia – Purple
  • Desmoid Tumours - Teal
  • Diabetes – Grey
  • Endometriosis – Yellow
  • Epilepsy – Purple
  • Fibromyalgia – Purple
  • Gallbladder Cancer – Green
  • Guillain Barre Syndrome – Blue
  • Heart Disease – Red
  • Haemophilia – Red
  • High Blood Pressure – Red
  • HIV – Red
  • Hodgkin's Lymphoma – Purple
  • Huntington's Disease – Blue
  • Hypertension – Red
  • Kidney Cancer – Orange
  • Leukaemia Orange
  • Liver Cancer – Green
  • Lung Cancer – Pearl or white
  • Lupus – Purple
  • Lymphoma – Lime Green
  • Lymphoedema – Light Blue
  • Melanoma - Black
  • Mental Health Awareness – Green
  • Myasthenia Gravis – Teal
  • Narcolepsy – Black
  • OCD - Teal
  • Ovarian Cancer – Teal
  • Pancreatic Cancer – Purple
  • POTS – Blue
  • Prostate Cancer – Light Blue
  • PTSD – Teal
  • Sarcoma Cancer – Yellow
  • Sleep Apnoea – Black
  • Sleep Disorders – Black
  • Stroke – Red
  • Tachycardia – Blue
  • Testicular Cancer – Purple
  • Thyroid Cancer – Teal / Pink / Blue
  • Thyroid Disease – Light Blue
  • Tuberculosis – Red
  • Vulvar Cancer – Purple


awareness ribbon jewellery


Awareness Ribbon Jewellery 

Our awareness ribbon jewellery includes an array of pins, bracelets, and necklaces, so you can raise awareness to a medical condition you, or someone you love has. 

If you have any further questions, please leave a comment below, or email us at help@butlerandgrace.co

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4 Responses

Gwen Dunsmore
Gwen Dunsmore

February 15, 2023

Please add multiple sclerosis MS to orange thank you

Gareth Williams
Gareth Williams

September 07, 2021

Hi, can you add cream to the list.
Degenerative Disc Disease, most sites do everything except this.

Tanya Butler
Tanya Butler

January 22, 2019

Have just added light blue, yellow and black to our options on this bracelet. Pleased to be able to support so many different types of cancer xxx

Sharon Thompson
Sharon Thompson

August 13, 2018

is there a ribbon for Lymphoedema please

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